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Pawpaw's Veterans Day Deals 2021

We started a new tradition at Dixie Love with it being the first Veteran’s Day without my Pawpaw last year. One of the things me and my pawpaw always had in common and he taught me well was to love a good deal. We always told each other every time we scored the best deal, sale, or negotiated a killer buy. So of course when Veteran’s Day came around not only was it a time to thank my Pawpaw and many others who dedicated a time in their life to our country but also celebrate them by finding all the awesome deals that were offered to him on that day. I would always tell him the new ones I would find and he would always tell me which ones he hit up that day. It was something we always shared and in my way of keeping this tradition alive I started a blog last year to highlight all the local and non local discounts given to our veterans on Veterans Day as a thank you for everything you do so we can all enjoy the freedoms we have today. We are forever grateful for you and hope that you feel the love and gratitude that you deserve on this holiday dedicated to you. So as we are compiling our list I want to ask everyone to comment with their gratitude or their favorite Veterans Day deals to share so we can be sure they are on the list. Happy Veterans Day to my Pawpaw who I miss more than words can ever express and to all our veterans I hope you enjoy your day tomorrow. Thank you! These are for you!

Here are some of the best deals, freebies for Veterans today:

Some exclusions apply and offers can vary by location. Check with your closest location to confirm participation.


Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar is offering all active military, veterans, Reserves and National Guard a free full-size entrée from an exclusive menu. On Nov. 11 these special guests will receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, To Go or delivery within three weeks.*

Academy Sports and Outdoors

Academy Sports and Outdoors is offering military members 10% off in-store and online purchases through Nov. 14 withcoupon.

Alabama State Parks

Free admission for Veterans and active-duty service members to the parks that charge an entrance fee or day-use fee.

Barnes and Nobles

Barnes and Nobles is offering a free brewed hot or iced coffee or tea on Nov. 11 to all U.S. military members and veterans.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Active-duty U.S. military, Vets and Spouses, Bed Bath and Beyond is offering 25% off any in-store purchase on Nov. 11.

Bham Now

Things to do to celebrate Veteran's Day including the Veteran's Day Parade. Click here for more details.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Veterans and active duty military who dine-in or call for takeout can receive a free order of boneless wings and a side of fries on Nov. 11.

Bed Bath and Beyond: Veterans, active-duty, Reserves, Guard and spouses get 25% off their entire purchase November 9 through 12.

Birmingham Zoo

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active and retired military, and their dependents will receive FREE admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Thursday, November 11. Guests can take a ride on the Red Diamond Express train* and enjoy all the Zoo has to offer!

California Pizza Kitchen

Veterans and active military get a complimentary entrée and beverage when they dine in and show proof of service on November 11. In addition, all veterans who dine with California Pizza Kitchen will receive a BOGO, redeemable from November 12 through 20.


Military members can receive a 25% discount on apparel and accessories. You can see more here.


Carrabba’s offers service members 10% off year around.

Chicken Salad Chick

Veterans and active duty military can receive a free “Chick Special” and regular drink in honor of Veterans Day.

Chicken Salad Chick

Nov. 11th enjoy a FREE Chick Special & drink!

NOT AVAILABLE ON ONLINE ORDERS. Stop by in uniform or with your military ID/DD214 to redeem. Offer valid one day only, 11/11/21.

Chuck E. Cheese’s

There’s lots of fun for the whole family at Chuck E. Cheese, and on Veterans Day, the chain will honor veterans with a free personal cheese pizza. This offer will be available in-store only, and valid military ID must be presented to redeem.

Cici’s Pizza

FREE Adult Buffet to all veterans and active-duty military personnel on Thursday, November 11, 2021.The offer is valid for dine-in only and does not include a drink. A valid active-duty Military I.D. and the Cicis Veteran’s Day Deal coupon must be presented at the time of purchase. In case you’re a veteran or dynamic obligation military, you’ll have to provide evidence of military administration request.


Veterans can dine-in and choose from a select list of free entrees on Nov. 11.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is offering a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca Cola Cake with in-store or online purchase. Use promo code VETSDAY21 online.


Get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast for all U.S. veterans on Nov. 11 from 5 a.m.-noon. Hours may vary by location. Offer good for dine-in only.

Dixie Love Tshirt Company

One time 30% off coupon code to be used at any time, no expiration. Save it for your Christmas shopping! All you have to do is email or send us a private message with your credentials and ID on our facebook/instagram page on Nov. 11th and we will send you the code. You can shop online with us at Don't forget we make custom gifts!

Dollar General

Offering an exclusive 20% in-store discount for four days (November 11 – 14, 2021) on qualifying, in-store purchases on top of their ongoing 11% discount to the military community and their families, which is offered the second Wednesday each month of the year.


Veterans can receive a free donut on Veterans Day.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Receive one complimentary military entrée (equal to or less than your entrée purchase). Dine in only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer including restaurant week items. Tax and gratuity not included. Valid only on on November 11, 2021.

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Free combo meal cards for veterans and active-duty military who visit a Freddy's location Thursday. The cards are good through Nov. 30.

Golden Corral

November 11, 2021

Golden Corral is hosting their Military Appreciation Night on November 11 from 5 pm to close. This includes a free “thank you” meal when dining in.

Great Clips

Great Clips are offering a free haircut or free haircut card on Nov. 11 for veterans and active military members.

Great American Cookie/Marble Slab

Enjoy 20% off your purchase with proper ID

Great Harvest Bread Company

Every year on Veterans Day, we humbly invite servicemen and women to receive a FREE LOAF of Honey Whole Wheat or Farmhouse White. No purchase necessary; valid military ID required. We honor military personnel everyday with 15% off their order with valid ID.


Veterans can select from a free entrée from their Veterans Day menu with purchase of a beverage. Offer is dine-in only.

Home Depot

is offering a 10% discount.


Active duty and veterans can receive a free red, white and blue Pancake on Veterans Day 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Jo-Ann Fabric

is offering 25% off total purchase today and 15% discount for veterans year-round.

Krispy Kreme

is offering all veterans a free doughnut and coffee on Nov. 11.

Little Caesars

is offering veterans and active military a free lunch combo at participating stores nationwide on November 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here for details.

Logan’s Roadhouse

Logan’s Roadhouse will be offering all Veterans a free American Roadhouse Meal From 3-6 p.m. on Thursday.

Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores

is thanking those who have served in the military by donating $150,000 to Operation Homefront and by offering them a food and drink deal on Veterans Day. The donation will come from the sale of special edition Operation Homefront tumblers, combined with a gift from the company. Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities they’ve worked so hard to protect. On Thursday, Nov. 11, veterans or current members of the military can get a free roller grill item and fountain drink or coffee with the purchase of one roller grill item at participating locations. Additionally, when customers purchase a 24-ounce, special edition Operation Homefront tumbler throughout the month of November, $5 from the sale will go to the organization while supplies last.


offers a 10% discount to active military and veterans all year.


Lululemon offers 15% off to military members year-round.


Military members and veterans can receive 15% off their purchase all year.

Montgomery Zoo

During Veterans Appreciation Week, all Veterans, active-duty military personnel and their dependent family members receive a 50% discount on regular daytime admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum. Offer good through Nov. 13.

Macaroni Grill

Free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti.

Meals by Misty

Today and everyday they offer 10% off your purchase.

Metro Diner

Active duty and retired military can receive 50% off their meal and receive a 10% discount year-round at Metro Diner.

MP Dawson Mercantile

15% off today for those who have served.

National Parks

November 11, 2021

All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission on Veterans Day.

National WWI Museum and Memorial

Admission free for veterans and active duty military personnel through Sunday, Nov. 15. Museum is located in Kansas City, Missouri.


Veterans and service members receive a free meal from a special menu with proof of service.

Olive Garden

Veterans can choose a free meal from a select menu. Offer good for active-duty military and veterans.

Original Oyster House

The Original Oyster House restaurants will serve a free lunch or dinner to veterans and active military on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 11 am to close at the Gulf Shores and Mobile Causeway locations with proof of your military ID or by wearing your uniform. They also offer service men and women Military Mondays, providing military a 10% discount every Monday.

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse is offering a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca Cola product to all veterans and active duty military on Nov. 11.

Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J is offering a $10 free meal credit on Nov. 11 for veterans authenticated with in the myRewardsPlus app. Veterans can choose from a variety of food and beverages, including coffee, fountain drinks, hot and cold foot items, name-brand snacks or other purchases. Pilot Company is also teaming up with the Call of Duty Endowment on an in-store round-up campaign to help veterans transition to successful careers after the military.


Veterans and their families are invited to save 10% on groceries. The offer excludes prescriptions, alcohol, gift cards, lottery, stamps, and money services. Valid for in-store purchases only.

Rack Room Shoes

20% off all purchases for Veterans and military on Veterans Day, 10% off purchases year round.

Red Lobster

Veterans and active duty military can receive a free appetizer or dessert on Nov. 11.

Red Robin

Red Robin is offering a free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries for veterans who signs up as a Royalty Military member. The offer is good now through Nov. 14.

Ruby Tuesday

Veterans and active-duty military get a free Garden Bar entree with proof of military status at participating locations on November 11. Click here for details.


Veterans can enjoy a free all-you-care-to-eat breakfast bar on Nov. 11 from open-11 a.m.

Smoothie King

On Veterans Day, Smoothie King is offering a free 20 oz. smoothie for all veterans and active-duty military personnel. Visit participating Smoothie King locations nationwide and show a valid military ID to redeem. Click here for locations.

Sports Clips

Some locations will be offering free haircuts to Veterans and active-duty service members on Nov. 11. Visit the Sports Clips website for details and participating locations.


Starbucks is offering a free tall (12 ounce) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses on Nov. 11.


Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, Veterans and their families a 10% discount off the guest’s full basket. To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at After eligibility has been verified, a one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online.


TCBY is offering veterans and active military personnel their first 6 oz. of frozen yogurt for free on Thursday, November 11 at participating TCBY locations. Click here for details.

Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil offerings a year-round 20% off discount for service members year-round.

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse will hand out dinner vouchers at the stores’ parking lots on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Veterans and active-duty military can redeem their dinner vouchers when the restaurant opens for dinner through May 30, 2022.

TGI Fridays

Veterans and active-duty military personnel get a free lunch on November 11 from 11am to 2pm from a select menu. In-restaurant only. Participating locations with valid military ID. Click here for details.


Through its ongoing Heroes Program, active-duty military and veterans, get 10% off Topgolf gameplay, 20% discount on select monthly memberships and a 10% discount on events.

Tractor Supply Co.

Tractor Supply Company will recognize active and former military members with a 15% discount in stores nationwide in honor of Veterans Day. On Thursday, Nov. 11, all service members, veterans and their dependents with a valid military ID or proof of service are eligible for the promotion. Click here for details.

Travelcenters of America

All active-duty military, veterans and reservists to enjoy a complimentary meal on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at participating quick service and full service restaurants nationwide. Click here for details. 25% off in Uniform - all day, everyday! Firefighters, Police Officers & Active Military can join us in uniform and receive 25% off their bill at participating Country Pride, Iron Skillet and RPlace Restaurants!

Twin Peaks

Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11. Click here for details.

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Areas

USACE will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Nov. 11th.


Military, Veterans, and their families receive 20% off eligible, regular-price purchases when using myWalgreens membership from Nov. 11-14.


Wendy’s is offering veterans and active duty military a free breakfast combo on Nov. 11.

World of Coca Cola

Active duty, reserves and retired military members can enjoy free admission to World of Coca Cola year round. Through Nov. 14, members of the armed forces receive a 50% discount on up to four general admission tickets when purchasing online.


Participating locations are offering a Signature Sandwich Meal with proof of military status. Valid only at participating locations.

Happy Veterans Day Pawpaw! I love and miss you so much it hurts! Thinking of you today and every day. See you in the wind. Love, your Katie Bell

From last year's original blog post "This picture is blurry but I don’t care. This is me and my Pawpaw from Veterans Day I think my 7th grade year, the year of 9/11 because I have my 9/11 shirt on. My Pawpaw passed away this past March and Veterans Day has always been a big deal in our family. Pawpaw proudly went with every grandkid and great grandkids to their Veterans Day programs. I was always so excited to give them MY Veteran’s name. As I got older and me and Pawpaw loved sharing discounts, freebies, any way to save a buck lol. I would help him find all the places that were giving out special discounts or treats on Veterans Day. So since this is the first year I will be celebrating without Pawpaw here with us I would like to share them with you. We would get such a thrill out of it and I hope you do too. Go share with your Veterans in your family and hug them extra tight. I will also be giving my own discount from Dixie Love today in his honor and to honor all those who have served or are serving our country today a one time 30% off coupon code to be used at any time, no expiration. Save it for your Christmas shopping! All you have to do is email us at or send us a private message on our facebook/instagram page on Nov. 11th and we will send you the code. You can shop online with us at Thank you from the bottom of my heart for you service and I hope you get showered with love and support today and of course all the goodies. Happy Veterans Day Pawpaw I miss you and love you so much! And happy Veterans Day to all of you!"


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